Parents and guardians are preparing for the next academic level for primary school graduates as the KCPE results are released.
Admission to high school, payment of fees, facilitation, pocket money, and other emoluments are all part of the plans.
Mandatory school requirements mentioned for admissions have a direct impact on demand for educational materials, stationery, and other services.
Educationupdates.co.ke has put together a list of business opportunities that you can take advantage of both before and after the candidates start high school.
Textbooks and other stationery are required for primary school graduates as they prepare for their next academic journey.
Retailers and hawkers can sell some books that are relevant to the current curriculum.
Primary textbooks can also be traded for cash or in exchange for high school textbooks.
(2) .Stores that sell uniforms
Some schools direct parents to uniform stores that sell their school’s branded uniforms. During the back-to-school season, tailors can apply for tenders to supply affordable uniforms for low-income families.
(3) .Barbershops and salons
When children report to school, the majority of them expect them to have their hair combed and nice.
Salons and barbershops should prepare for an influx of customers; some may need to hire more personnel temporarily to satisfy the demand.
(4) .Jua kali business
Some schools have no requirements for school supplies such as boxes and shoes.
Prior to the reopening of schools, artisans usually see a surge in demand for these items.
(5) .Food suppliers
Agriculture is important to small and medium-sized businesses. Both private and public high schools are allowed to purchase food from outside vendors.
If you have the ability to supply high-quality food in large quantities, you should investigate the possibility and submit a competitive bid to win a tender.
When students report to school, there are certain roads that see a lot of traffic.
Due to the shift in the school calendar, transportation firms will need to set aside certain cars to accommodate the increased demand for student transportation.
(7) .Marketing on the internet
Private high schools would try to sell their record to parents and guardians when the KCPE results are released.
Before the Ministry of Education announces the school placements, there is often a competition for the best marketers.
Pitching strategies for potential clients should be established by digital marketers.
During the back-to-school season, retailers’ outlets around the country, whether they’re stores, mini-marts, or supermarkets, will see an increase in foot traffic.
Contacting the suppliers of products like toiletries and stationery would be a good idea.